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My team won Nationals!
My team won Nationals!

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Challenge: Success II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Cinccinati, Ohio
Date: Jun 15, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Sports, Water
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2008

This is a photo I took June 15th, 2008 at the Junior Nationals rowing competition. The rowers displayed are on the Everett Rowing Association team, and won the final race just before this photo...becoming the best lightweight men's 8+ in the Nation (2008, USA). I was here because I was an alternate for them, as I'm also on the team. Hopefully everyone else can respect how difficult it can be to catch moments like this in sports, as you never know what people will do next...and it's even harder to do when the objects are far away from you.

I hope everyone likes it!

P.S. Here's what the actual race looked like...
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Place: 24 out of 82
Avg (all users): 5.8503
Avg (commenters): 6.2857
Avg (participants): 5.8438
Avg (non-participants): 5.8516
Views since voting: 711
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 187
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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06/26/2008 04:51:36 PM
Originally posted by MG:

It is a bit difficult to figure out if the “team” is just starting the race – or already completed (won) it.

I understand how that could be seen. The best way for me to explain that this is the finish, and how it is shown in most if not all major crew races/regattas is the large buoys at the end, however they were to far off for me to get in the photo (hints why I added the finishing photo in my description). This photo I took while they were docking (bringing it in) as I only have so much zoom, but my thought was that the boat off in the distance would show they were going out, and as a result these guys were done, and succeeded. I failed to truly capture success in this photo, but I do feel I captured their joy...which I'm pleased with.

Thank you, everyone, for your comments and votes.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2008 03:24:15 PM
It is a bit difficult to figure out if the “team” is just starting the race – or already completed (won) it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/23/2008 05:47:18 PM
Nice job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/23/2008 03:21:29 PM
Unfortunately, it's the title, not the photo, that communicates "success."
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/20/2008 06:56:15 PM
Good portrait.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/20/2008 02:52:53 PM
cropped perfectly, white balance a little cool but a great picture
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/18/2008 11:53:23 PM
Not convinced of any winnings.

My first impression is "We're #1", not "We're winners".
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/18/2008 05:40:23 PM
A very fitting entry, great pic, good luck
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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